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Poster: k-otic Date: Apr 7, 2011 1:38am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Documentary

The problem of sub-section is that no one will ever find them
There are no links to them ... for example
Silent Films
Short Films

If you use the key word search for Silent in the Feature Films section you´ll only find 65 items
Okay, Okay there are other key words such as
# Silent Film (11)
# Silent Films (7)
# Silent Movie (2)

Anyways ...those 339 items in the sub-section "silent films" are excluded from that search so you wont find all silent movies that are available at archive.org you will only find them by chance .. and god knows how many different sub-section there are

Long story short ... unnless there are a better/smarter search function including those sub-sections ... all items that are moved there are LOST for the average user

As you can see i am not a huge fan of those sub-sections at this time ;-)

This post was modified by k-otic on 2011-04-07 08:38:21

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Poster: RipJarvis Date: Apr 7, 2011 4:08am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Documentary

Thank you for your quick response. I thought, like "Film Noir" or "Comedy" it might find a division like that, but that just shows how little I know. Thanks again for taking the time and for helping maintain this amazing gift to all of us out here in the archive-o-sphere.

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Poster: k-otic Date: Apr 7, 2011 4:36am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Documentary

There are some ... such as

http://www.archive.org/details/cinemocracy
http://www.archive.org/details/prelinger
http://www.archive.org/details/newsandpublicaffairs
http://www.archive.org/details/usgovfilms

only to find them .. is a task :)

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Poster: RipJarvis Date: Apr 7, 2011 4:57am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Documentary

I am grateful